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Social Web

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All "white-collar" workers can increase their productivity through using social web applications.

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Social Web

  1. 1. Web Basics: Saving Time and Effort Joan Vinall-Cox, Ph.D.
  2. 2. Useful Web Applications <ul><li>Word and Styles, Captions, and Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking, </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic bibliography generators </li></ul><ul><li>RSS/syndication = Blog Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  3. 3. Word Processing: Headings Joan Vinall-Cox
  4. 4. Word Processing: ToC Joan Vinall-Cox
  5. 5. Word Processing: Captions Joan Vinall-Cox
  6. 6. Word Processing: Comments Joan Vinall-Cox
  7. 7. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Most of the links for this presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>available on my home computer and my work computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly found using del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags allow personal labeling, which is easier to remember </li></ul></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  8. 8. Del.icio.us – Free & Easy http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english Joan Vinall-Cox
  9. 9. Del.icio.us Sign-up Joan Vinall-Cox
  10. 10. My Account <ul><li>Available anywhere to anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Tags for my purposes </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  11. 11. My Tags <ul><li>Some sites - one tag </li></ul><ul><li>Others - multiple tags </li></ul><ul><li>My own personalized sort-of Google </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  12. 12. Social <ul><li>I see others have saved the same site </li></ul><ul><li>I click on the link </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  13. 13. Finding Others with the Same Interests <ul><li>I see the account names of the others who share my interest and have linked to this site. </li></ul><ul><li>I click on that link. </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  14. 14. Research Assisstance! <ul><li>I can explore what they have saved! </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  15. 15. Add 2 Icons to Address Bar <ul><li>The square box is the link to your collection </li></ul><ul><li>The one with the word “TAG” allows you to save the link </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  16. 16. Adding a Link & Tags <ul><li>Straightforward </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  17. 17. Web Bibliography Generators <ul><li>http://www.bibme.org/ - free& easy </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  18. 18. Fill in the Blanks Joan Vinall-Cox
  19. 19. RSS/syndication - Readers <ul><li>Create your own personal magazine or newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>What to look for – the RSS icon </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  20. 20. Bloglines <ul><li>Where you keep all the blogs you subscribed to in one site! </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  21. 21. Bloglines Sign-Up Joan Vinall-Cox
  22. 22. Subscribe Joan Vinall-Cox
  23. 23. Bloglines Subscriptions Joan Vinall-Cox
  24. 24. Bloglines Showing Article Joan Vinall-Cox
  25. 25. Google Reader – An Alternative to Bloglines Joan Vinall-Cox
  26. 26. Blogs for Many Purposes <ul><li>Demonstrate expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://joanvinallcox.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/tipping-towards-brevity/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inform and call for action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.michaelgeist.ca/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://trafcom.typepad.com/blog/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://freelanceswitch.com/general/write-your-hourly-rate-schedule-on-a-postage-stamp/ </li></ul></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  27. 27. Freelancers’ Blog Joan Vinall-Cox
  28. 28. Creating a Blog <ul><li>Easiest - https://www.blogger.com/start </li></ul><ul><li>Popular with sophisticated bloggers - http://wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Visual editors with icons </li></ul><ul><li>However, some learning to do </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  29. 29. Visual Editor - Blogging Joan Vinall-Cox
  30. 30. Wikis – http://pbwiki.com/ <ul><li>My Professional Site - </li></ul><ul><li>http://jnthweb.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  31. 31. Wikis - http://wikiwhy.wikispaces.com/ Joan Vinall-Cox
  32. 32. Visual Editing Joan Vinall-Cox
  33. 33. Wiki - Behind the Scenes Joan Vinall-Cox
  34. 34. Google Sites - New Joan Vinall-Cox
  35. 35. Google Site – Front Page Joan Vinall-Cox
  36. 36. Twitter & Microblogging <ul><li>http://twitter.com/home </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  37. 37. Twitter-like – for Business Joan Vinall-Cox
  38. 38. Web 2.0 (Read/Write Web) <ul><li>Word and Styles, Captions, and Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking, </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic bibliography generators </li></ul><ul><li>RSS/syndication – Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox
  39. 39. <ul><li>For more information </li></ul><ul><li>http://joanvinallcox.wordpress.com/my-e-portfolio/ </li></ul><ul><li>Screenshots via Skitch - http://plasq.com/skitch </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License </li></ul>Joan Vinall-Cox

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